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About the drug:
Arthrotec (Diclofenac Sodium/Misoprostol) is a combination drug that contains an NSAID or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (Diclofenac sodium) which lowers pain and inflammation causing substances in the body and Misoprostol that is a prostaglandin analog which protects the mucosal lining of the Gastrointestinal tract.
Uses of the drug:
It is prescribed or used mainly for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis. The drug is used for the treatment of different kinds of pains present in different parts of the body.
There are various trade names under which diclofenac sodium is sold in the market. Arthrotecc-50 mg/200mcg is manufactured by Pharmacia, U.K.. You can easily buy Arthrotecc-50 mg/200mcg online at alldaychemist.com at very cheap rates.
Dosage forms and strengths:
Diclofenac Sodium and Misoprostol combination drug is available on our website in the form of tablets under the trade name-Arthrotec. There are two different strengths of this drug available on our website:
• Arthrotec- 50mg/200mcg
• Arthrotec- 70mg/200mcg
Before you take the drug:
• Do not take if:
You have ever had a heart attack or any bypass surgery
You are allergic to it or if you have allergies towards other NSAIDs like aspirin and others.
You have any of these conditions: asthma; polyps in your nose; Porphyria; bleeding or blood clotting disorder
If you have a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot; liver or kidney disease; heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, or a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding.
• Tell your doctor if:
You are pregnant or planning to be a mother as Diclofenac Sodium is an FDA pregnancy category-D drug. This medication has the potential to harm an unborn baby if taken while being pregnant
You are breast feeding. It is not known if Diclofenac Sodium can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby
You are taking any other pain reliever drug
• How much to take the drug?
Only doctor will decide the best suitable dose according to your age, gender and condition.The dose will be different for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Take the tablets strictly according to your doctor’s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over.
• How to take the drug?
Avoid crushing, breaking, or chewing the tablet as doing so may lead to too much of the medicine to be released at once. Instead, swallow it whole with a glassful of water. There is no limitation regarding food, so the tablet can be taken on an empty stomach as well as with food.
• For how long to take it?
Take the medication as long as the doctor prescribes you to take it as it will help to ease the problem more swiftly. Completing the dose is very important. You can easily buy Arthrotec 50mg/200mcg online from alldaychemist.com at very cheap rates.
Overdose may lead to drowsiness, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, or fainting. In case of an overdose of Diclofenac Sodium, get emergency medical attention or call the nearest health care center immediately.
• Miss dose:
If you miss a dose of Diclofenac Sodium medication, take it as soon as you remember. Don’t take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.
Side effects of the drug:
You must seek emergency medical attention if you have chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or difficulties in vision or balance after taking Diclofenac Sodium/Misoprostol. The drug may also impact your stomach or intestines severely by causing bleeding or perforation in them. Inform your doctor right away if you witness symptoms of stomach and intestinal bleeding, such as stools which are black, bloody, or tarry in appearance; bloody cough or vomit that resembles coffee grounds.
You must not get worried as you may or may not experience these side-effects. In case you feel any discomfort, contact your healthcare center immediately.
Common drug interactions:
Read the medicine labels carefully and avoid other medicines that contain NSAIDs while taking this drug. Let your doctor know in advance if you are using any of these interacting drugs presently: Blood thinner like:
• Insulin or oral diabetes medications, Isoniazid, Pronbenecid, Rifampin, Secobarbital, Teniposide etc.
The drugs mentioned here are not the only ones that can interact with Diclofenac Sodium/Misoprostol. There may be others as well. Share the list of all types of medications and related products which you are using with your doctor and never start a new medication without his or her advice.
Things to remember:
Alcohol consumption is also not recommended while taking Diclofenac Sodium
Diclofenac Sodium is not recommended for children younger than 18 years of age without proper medical advice
Stick to your doctor’s prescription strictly
|US Brand Name||Arthrotec|
|Generic Name||Diclofenac Sodium - Misoprostol|
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